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Sony RX10 II vs Sony RX100 V

Portability
58
Imaging
52
Features
77
Overall
62
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V front
Portability
89
Imaging
53
Features
80
Overall
63

Sony RX10 II vs Sony RX100 V Key Specs

Sony RX10 II
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 125 - 12800 (Push to 25600)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • 24-200mm (F2.8) lens
  • 813g - 129 x 88 x 102mm
  • Launched June 2015
  • Old Model is Sony RX10
  • New Model is Sony RX10 III
Sony RX100 V
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 125 - 12800 (Raise to 25600)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • 24-70mm (F1.8-2.8) lens
  • 299g - 102 x 58 x 41mm
  • Revealed October 2016
  • Old Model is Sony RX100 IV
  • Refreshed by Sony RX100 VI
Photography Glossary

Sony RX10 II vs Sony RX100 V Overview

Following is a detailed review of the Sony RX10 II vs Sony RX100 V, one is a Large Sensor Superzoom and the other is a Large Sensor Compact and they are both created by Sony. The sensor resolution of the RX10 II (20MP) and the RX100 V (20MP) is fairly comparable and they enjoy the same exact sensor measurements (1").

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The RX10 II was revealed 16 months before the RX100 V making the cameras a generation away from one another. The two cameras offer different body type with the Sony RX10 II being a SLR-like (bridge) camera and the Sony RX100 V being a Large Sensor Compact camera.

Before going through a detailed comparison, below is a brief highlight of how the RX10 II scores vs the RX100 V in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Sony RX10 II over the Sony RX100 V

 RX10 II RX100 V 

Reasons to pick Sony RX100 V over the Sony RX10 II

 RX100 V RX10 II 
RevealedOctober 2016June 2015More modern by 16 months
Selfie screen Easy selfies

Common features in the Sony RX10 II and Sony RX100 V

 RX10 II RX100 V 
Manually focus More accurate focus
Display typeTiltingTiltingTilting display
Display sizing3"3"Equivalent display measurements
Display resolution1229k1229kIdentical display resolution
Touch display Absent Touch display

Sony RX10 II vs Sony RX100 V Physical Comparison

For those who are planning to carry around your camera, you should think about its weight and size. The Sony RX10 II offers physical measurements of 129mm x 88mm x 102mm (5.1" x 3.5" x 4.0") with a weight of 813 grams (1.79 lbs) and the Sony RX100 V has specifications of 102mm x 58mm x 41mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.6") with a weight of 299 grams (0.66 lbs).

Take a look at the Sony RX10 II vs Sony RX100 V in the latest Camera with Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Always remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change dependant on the lens you are utilizing at the time. Following is the front view over all size comparison of the RX10 II compared to the RX100 V.

Sony RX10 II vs Sony RX100 V size comparison

Looking at dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the RX10 II and RX100 V is 58 and 89 respectively.

Sony RX10 II vs Sony RX100 V top view buttons comparison

Sony RX10 II vs Sony RX100 V Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, it can be hard to visualize the difference in sensor sizes only by checking out technical specs. The image below should offer you a clearer sense of the sensor measurements in the RX10 II and RX100 V.

As you can tell, both of the cameras offer the same exact sensor sizing and the same megapixels so you should expect comparable quality of files although you would want to take the release date of the cameras into account. The more aged RX10 II will be disadvantaged in sensor innovation.

Sony RX10 II vs Sony RX100 V sensor size comparison

Sony RX10 II vs Sony RX100 V Screen and ViewFinder

Sony RX10 II vs Sony RX100 V Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Sony RX10 II Portrait photography features
Sony RX100 V Portrait photography features
71
manual focus
megapixel count good (20 megapixels)
sensor size is good (1")
supports face detect focusing
supports RAW files
66
you can focus manually
flash sync is higher than normal (1/2,000s)
good resolution (20MP)
good sensor size (1")
supports face detect autofocus
supports RAW files
no external flash support
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Street Comparison

Sony RX10 II Street photography features
Sony RX100 V Street photography features
72
screen tilts
image stabilization (Optical)
sensor size is good (1")
supports RAW files
environment proof
85
has a tilting screen
has image stabilization (Optical)
good sensor size (1")
supports RAW files
lighter than competitors (299 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Sony RX10 II Sports photography information
Sony RX100 V Sports photography information
68
quiet shooting (1/32,000 seconds)
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (20 megapixels)
sensor size is good (1")
supports tracking focus
environment proof
lacks phase detect AF
70
quiet shooting (1/32,000s)
high max frames per second (24.0 fps)
has image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (20MP)
good sensor size (1")
supports tracking focus
sensor has phase detect autofocus
low battery pack (220 CIPA)
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Travel Comparison

Sony RX10 II Travel photography details
Sony RX100 V Travel photography details
56
environment proof
megapixel count good (20MP)
has built in flash
quite wide (24mm)
missing Timelapse function
display isn't selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
80
lighter than competitors (299g)
good resolution (20 megapixels)
built-in flash
screen is selfie friendly
fairly wide (24mm)
fast max aperture (f1.8)
low battery pack (220 shots)
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Landscape Comparison

Sony RX10 II Landscape photography highlights
Sony RX100 V Landscape photography highlights
62
manual focus
quite wide (24mm)
screen size is good (3 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (20 megapixels)
sensor size is good (1")
supports RAW files
environment proof
cannot switch lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
missing Timelapse function
70
you can focus manually
fairly wide (24mm)
fast max aperture (f1.8)
screen is a good size (3")
has image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (20MP)
good sensor size (1")
supports RAW files
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
low battery pack (220 CIPA)
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Vlogging Comparison

Sony RX10 II Vlogging advice
Sony RX100 V Vlogging advice
31
quite wide (24mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detect focusing
high res video (3840 x 2160 pixels)
comes with microphone socket
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
display isn't selfie friendly
81
fairly wide (24mm)
fast max aperture (f1.8)
screen is selfie friendly
has image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detect autofocus
high quality video (3840 x 2160 pixels)
lighter than competitors (299g)
lack of microphone socket
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Sony RX10 II vs Sony RX100 V Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Sony RX10 II and Sony RX100 V
 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IISony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V
General Information
Brand Sony Sony
Model Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V
Class Large Sensor Superzoom Large Sensor Compact
Launched 2015-06-10 2016-10-06
Physical type SLR-like (bridge) Large Sensor Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Bionz X Bionz X
Sensor type BSI-CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1" 1"
Sensor measurements 13.2 x 8.8mm 13.2 x 8.8mm
Sensor area 116.2mm² 116.2mm²
Sensor resolution 20 megapixel 20 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 5472 x 3648 5472 x 3648
Maximum native ISO 12800 12800
Maximum enhanced ISO 25600 25600
Min native ISO 125 125
RAW files
Min enhanced ISO 64 80
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Number of focus points 25 315
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 24-200mm (8.3x) 24-70mm (2.9x)
Max aperture f/2.8 f/1.8-2.8
Macro focus distance 3cm 5cm
Focal length multiplier 2.7 2.7
Screen
Type of display Tilting Tilting
Display sizing 3 inches 3 inches
Display resolution 1,229 thousand dots 1,229 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 2,359 thousand dots 2,359 thousand dots
Viewfinder coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder magnification 0.7x 0.59x
Features
Min shutter speed 30 secs 30 secs
Max shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/2000 secs
Max quiet shutter speed 1/32000 secs 1/32000 secs
Continuous shutter rate 14.0 frames/s 24.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 10.20 m 10.20 m (at Auto ISO)
Flash settings Auto, fill-flash, slow sync, rear sync, off -
Hot shoe
AEB
White balance bracketing
Max flash synchronize - 1/2000 secs
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 3840 x 2160 (30p, 25p, 24p), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 24p) ,1440 x 1080 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p) 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
Maximum video resolution 3840x2160 3840x2160
Video file format MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 813 gr (1.79 lbs) 299 gr (0.66 lbs)
Dimensions 129 x 88 x 102mm (5.1" x 3.5" x 4.0") 102 x 58 x 41mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.6")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score 70 70
DXO Color Depth score 23.0 22.8
DXO Dynamic range score 12.6 12.4
DXO Low light score 531 586
Other
Battery life 400 photographs 220 photographs
Form of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model NP-FW50 NP-BX1
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, continuous) Yes
Time lapse recording With downloadable app
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo SD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo
Card slots One One
Retail price $998 $998